LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant recently admitted to having dreams over lockdown, including ones where he’s spent time with late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham.
On the latest edition of Robert’s podcast, ‘Digging Deep, The Robert Plant podcast’, the LED ZEPPELIN vocalist discusses how the restrictive nature of lockdown has led to people having more unusual dreams. When discussing his personal experiences, Plant explains that within his own lockdown dreams he’s seen “amazing landscapes” with figures from his past, including the late John Bonham. Plant also said he has seen his son Karac, who died at five years old in 1977 from a stomach virus.
Plant says: “I’ve dreamt that I’ve been back with old friends, quite a lot, like John Bonham, like my father, my son who left when he was five. And they’ve been magnificent moments of great relief.”
Speaking to co-host Matt Everitt, he continues: “The reason we’re here now is we both like what we do, and there’s a certain toll and a price that goes with it. At the same time, it’s way better than accountancy or whatever it might have ended up as.
“But it does create some sort of energy in me that I’ve had to manoeuvre into another part of my being – subjugate it, stick it in a corner. Because I was always on the go, always planning the next thing. So it seems that when I’m asleep sometimes, I’ve been in a really great place… and I’ve gone somewhere, and now I’ve got to get back to wherever it was, and I’m making my way back through these amazing landscapes.”
Plant then goes on to explain how he’s been finding lockdown in the real world, and reveals he’s “been really lucky because my next-door neighbour, who lives 100 feet from me – who played with me and Bonzo in the 1960s – he’s there. We’re part of a pod. And the farmer who was born in my place, whose family owned my place, he’s over the road and we’ve turned into the greatest pals – the card schools that go on for ever!”
You can listen to the full episode below.